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The city and county of San Francisco are situated on the Southern part of California, in the United States of America. With a population of close to 8 million, it is the "fourth-largest city in California".
San Francisco boasts a vast array of sports teams, including practically every type of sport imaginable. The most recognized are: the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders (football), San Jose Sharks (hockey), Golden State Warriors (basketball), and the Oakland Athletics (baseball).San Francisco is a city rich with culture. Because of its incredulous beauty, it has been a favorite location for many movies, some of which include: Bullitt, Dirty Harry, and Vertigo, just to name a few. There are many prominent art centers in San Francisco, including: the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet - to name only a few on San Francisco's list of many.There is a varied range of activities for those wanting to engage in the 'nightlife' in San Francisco. The most major areas being: North Beach, the Mission District, the Marina, the Castro, and South of Market.San Francisco offers some of the best shopping in the world. Union Square, Hayes Valley, upper Fillmore, the Mission, Sacramento Street, Chinatown, and downtown's San Francisco Shopping center "offer a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops, each mall and neighborhood with a distinctive feel suited to any shopper's mood, from urban sophisticate to funk fantastic". ("San Francisco", 2005).San Francisco is notable for its heritage. ...